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College Readiness Standards - The College Readiness Standards are sets of statements intended to help explain the meaning of the scores earned in ACT's three curriculum-based assessment programs. They represent learning goals that are necessary for success in high school, college and the world of work, and have been developed for all four academic areas measured by ACT: English, mathematics, reading, and science....

The National Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis - This Web site provides a wealth of information on state higher education systems. Data are available on such topics as postsecondary enrollment, financial aid and student retention, persistence and graduation. Users can retrieve data from the site to generate their own custom U.S. and state color-coded maps. ...

American Diploma Project - Through the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network governors, state education officials, postsecondary leaders, and business executives work together to improve postsecondary preparation by aligning high school standards, graduation requirements and assessment, and accountability systems with the demands of college and careers. To close the expectations gap, ADP Network states have committed to four actions: align high school standards and assessments with the knowledge and skills required for the demands of college and careers; establish graduation requirements that require all high school graduates to complete a college- and career-ready curriculum so that earning a diploma assures a student is prepared for postsecondary education; develop statewide high school assessment systems anchored to college- and career-ready expectations; and create comprehensive accountability and reporting systems that promote college and career readiness for all students. ...

Bridge Project: Strengthening K-16 Transition Policies - Hosted by the Stanford Institute on Higher Education Research, this site provides research reports on the alignment between higher education admissions-related requirements and K-12 curriculum frameworks, standards and assessments....

Business-Higher Education Forum - The Business-Higher Education Forum is an independent, non-profit membership organization of leaders from American businesses, colleges and universities, and foundations. The Forumís mission is to engage and inform members, policy makers and the public regarding strategic national challenges of high priority to both business and higher education, and to help shape sound policy to address these challenges. The Forum achieves its mission through collaboration of corporate and academic leaders, high quality policy research, effective communication, and advocacy with federal, state, institutional and corporate policy makers....

National Association of System Heads (NASH) - NASH seeks to improve the organization and governance systems in higher education. Toward this end, NASH has partnered with the Education Trust to foster coordinated state P-16 policies....

State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) - SHEEO is a nonprofit, nationwide association of the chief executive officers serving statewide coordinating and governing boards of postsecondary education. This site offers multiple publications and Web links on key issue areas of P-16 reform, including: K-16 initiatives, teacher education, remediation, admissions, early outreach, curricular reform, access and diversity, and workforce development. SHEEO's recent project, Enhancing the Teaching Profession: The Importance of Mobility to Recruitment and Retention, has produced several new publications....

Pathways to College Network - An alliance of major foundations, nonprofit organizations, education institutions and the U.S. Department of Education are working together to improve college access and success for large numbers of underserved youth, including low-income, underrepresented minority and first-generation students. This site provides information on the network's goals, activities, partners and funders....

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